A good option for late arrival and for a short stay.
We had a one-night stop-over in Bogotá on our way back home from the Island of San Andrés. The flight arrived late and we figured it would be best not to go into the city. The hotel is close to the airport, about 6km away, on highway Calle 26, the same that takes you out of the airport.
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle from 5AM to 11PM but we arrived too late to catch it and had to take a taxi. On our way back to the airport we were able to use the hotel shuttle service and it worked great.
Be aware when you catch a taxi at the airport. Be sure to get one with fixed price, to be paid in advance at a counter. I knew about this, but it was quite confusing and we ended up catching a taxi in front of the terminal. First the driver said he did not know where our hotel was located (that is impossible) and at the end he ripped us off and there was not much help from the staff at the hotel reception.
The hotel itself was very nice. It is new and well kept. Our room was big, and so were the beds. We ejoyed the flat-screen TV. The bathroom was clean, with great amenities and a good shower. Stay away from the mini-bar, the prices are exaggerated. A water bottle is around USD5.
Breakfast was included in our room rate. It is served on the ground floor in a nicely decorated area. The breakfast included several pastries, bread, fruit, fruit juices, yoghurt, müsli, eggs etc. We enjoyed the breakfast. Since it was a Sunday, the breakfast was supposed to be served until 11am but at 10:30am the staff was already cleaning the tables, which I found a bit strange.
The hotel offers free wi-fi and it works in the room as well. There are also a couple of computers in the lobby that you may use to print your boarding passes.
The following day we went to the city center for some sightseeing. The staff at the reception is friendly but I did not find them very prepared for touristic information. The reception called us a taxi. This time the taxi experience was nice.
I recommend this hotel for a short stay and/or for a business stay. If we had arrived earlier and stayed longer than a day, we would have probably stayed in the center. For one-night stop-over the hotel is perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn® Bogota Airport Hotel Offers Superior ServicesDiscerning travelers choose the latest addition to the Salitre area, the full-service Holiday Inn® Bogota Airport Hotel. Located 10 minutes from Eldorado International Airport and close to the Chamber of Commerce, US Embassy and area attractions, hotel guests enjoy upscale accommodations at one of the best hotels near the airport in Bogota.Whether the agenda is meetings at the Corferias Convention Center, Coca-Cola, Siemens or Xerox, executives appreciate the dependable services and amenities of this trusted hotel brand. Complimentary airport shuttle service from 5am to 11pm, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and 450 square meters of meeting facilities make this a favorite among hotels in Bogota near the airport.If fun is on the agenda, this hotel's guests in Bogota are only 8.8 km from the scenic views of Monserrate, 7.6 km from awe-inspiring exhibits at the Gold Museum and one km from the interactive Maloka Museum. Don't miss the chance to visit La Candelaria or dinner at Andres Carnes de Res restaurant.A fresh approach to hospitality begins with a warm welcome and continues through to deluxe rooms with soundproof windows and a flat screen TV. Guests can indulge with an excellent meal in the full-service Cafe and unwind in the Fitness Center. From start to finish, the professional staff of this deluxe hotel promise guests a remarkable experience they'll long remember. ... more less
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